Complaint Review: Mary Kay
- Mary Kay
625 Folsom Way
United States of America
- Web: www.marykay.com
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This place is quite possibly the worst place I have ever worked in my life. I should have suspected as much, seeing how they said you needed a Bachelor of Science to work there, but they never even checked my transcripts. I was hired with four other people, three of us started on Monday (June 22nd 2009) and Two the following Monday (June 29th). When we first started we were told that the first three months we would be 1099 contracted and after that period we would become W2 employees. I was told we were going to be paid $25k base plus commission. I was emailed a schedule of Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm with a one hour lunch from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The job was working as a secondary pharmaceutical provider. Basically I cold called the in-patient pharmacies' of hospitals nationwide and ask them do they need hard to find items. The answer is usually No because they get 10-15 calls per day offering the same products only cheaper and we interrupt them. Plus the meds are marked up to 400% from what the pharmacy buyer usually pays from their primary wholesaler.
The environment was toxic; there is one self proclaimed l*****n woman. I have never heard the N word thrown around so loosely at the workplace before; in fact not at all. On my last day there the new guy got sent home at his last job for making statements like that and do you know who our president is?(referring to Barack Obama). This lady (and I use the word loosely) has made comments such as That's Why the Blacks Sit in the Back and using the word Jiggaboo to describe a fellow Co-worker of mine. On my last day there that same Co-worker (an African American young lady) said she Wants to Sue Because She is Tired of the Colored Jokes. This same young lady had a cold one day; another Co-worker said in jest Julia is coughing over here infecting all of us Rachel/Lisa blurted out (loudly so the whole office could hear) What Is She Turning Everyone Black? I didn't find that remotely funny.
When we got the cubicles installed (July 31, 2009) she said the Blacks are Going to Sit on One Side and the Rest of Us on This Side In 2009 and the year of the first African American president I could hardly believe my ears. It is like working in the 1950's (from what I've read). I should have said something before but it is made abundantly clear that she is the top salesperson and gets to come in late and leave early. She makes the majority of the money for the company and they go way back, so everyone who has ever crossed her since I have been there has been fired. Secondly I was a 1099 and she has been with the company since it started, so I assume she is a W2 employee. I was given the impression that 1099s had no workplace rights. She blasts music all day so loud you would think you were at a concert. I put up with the job mostly because the economy is terrible (10.6% unemployment in Florida). The turnover is so high there, in just the first month I've seen three people fired. We were required to make either 150 calls per day or two hours and thirty minutes of phone time. The start of me getting fed up was when they fired the guy I started with. After we left the premises I asked him what happened.
He said that he got fired (three days before payday), but he was even more mad that they weren't going to pay him for his past two weeks of working there or for the two days of the following pay period. So he was fired with no last paycheck. The owner told him We don't have to pay you because you are a 1099. My former Co-worker told him He will hear from his lawyer. The next day we received an email from the owner stating there is no salary for the first three months The money that we have been receiving was just an Advance on our Future Commissions and not payments for the 40 hours we have been putting in every week. (We were not made aware of this before we were hired).
In fact according to the email, we didn't have a set time to be there and no obligation to come Maybe he thinks we all coincidentally show up at 8:00am and leave at 5:00pm and all just decide out of the blue to take one hour lunch breaks from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The next day he called me in his office and asked did I understand the email. I told him this wasn't made aware to me prior to me starting and that I was emailed a schedule to be here form 8-5. He said he fired my former Co-worker because he came in at 8:30am and called the west coast too early. Well if there is no set time to be there he shouldn't care what time he came in. This employee was indeed making sales. The owner stated if you are not there then you can't make sales. But if we weren't required to be there how can they make work requirements of making 150 calls per day? Basically the company wants to have employees, but doesn't want to put it on their taxes or pay the fees associated with having employees. It went without saying if you didn't come in you would be fired or won't be hired. In the email sent by the owner it was stated if you don't do what is required of our employees, we will not hire you". I was fired because they have new people coming over from a sinking rival company called Med Search. I was fired one week before payday (I mean they waited until Friday at 4:55pm) and I am not being paid for the 80 hours that I have worked. I was there early from 7:50am-5:05pm literally every day. This job will cause you to get an ulcer. It's almost impossible to concentrate on your work with the racial tension there. I told the manager on the day that I was fired what was being said on the floor. I asked the purchasing manager who was in the office at the time, if he heard the racist comments that are being made and he shook his head yes.
SHAME ON YOU FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A BAD ECONOMY!
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